filmfaust is a film production company based in Cologne, Germany. The company’s goal is the development, production and co-production of high-quality, touching and controversial arthouse films for the national and international cinema, TV and VoD markets.

Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay
born in Bad Hersfeld in 1987

Mehmet studied Media Arts at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne.  He was fellow of the “Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes” and wrote several short stories, tales and a novel during his studies. Since 2017 he works as writer, director and producer. For writing and directing ORAY he was awarded with Best First Feature Award at Berlinale 2019.

Claus Reichel
born in Friedberg/Bavaria in 1986

Claus studied Regional Studies Latin America at the University of Cologne. He worked as production manager for international; since 2015 he works as producer and line producer. Producing ORAY he was awarded Best First Feature Award at Berlinale 2019.